Name that Flyover city! — September 18, 2019

How’d ya do?

First, let’s review the questions:

  1. In what city did disk jockey Alan Freed coin the term “rock and roll”?
  2. More champion Thoroughbred horses are discovered in this city’s sales than anywhere else in the world.
  3. Residents of this city have voted to raise their own taxes three times.

Now, the answers!

  1. Cleveland, IN–Not only did Alan Freed coin the term “rock and roll,” he also put together the first rock concert called the Moondog Coronation Ball. Freed met Leo Mintz, the owner of Cleveland’s Record Rendezvous, in 1948. He saw how Mintz’s customers enjoyed rhythm and blues and coined the music Rock and Roll.
  2. Lexington, KY–You thought it was Louisville, KY, home of the Kentucky Derby didn’t you? Nope. More Thoroughbred horses are sold at the horse auction complex in Keeneland in Lexington, KY than any other place. The prices range from a few thousand to a few million.
  3. Oklahoma City, OK– It started in 1993, when the public approved a temporary 1-cent sales tax increase which raised $309 million. That money helped revamp downtown, building a baseball ballpark (now home to the minor-league Dodgers) and an 18,000-seat arena.